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Rare and first edition books in the fields of Mathematics including navigation, philosophy, history and mathematical development.

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  1. The first six books of The Elements of Euclid
    First edition of this celebrated book, the most interesting and inventive attempt to revisualise the classic ur-text of geometry by printing the diagrams in various colours, a method which stretched the printers' skills to their utmost. Oliver Byrne (c.1810 Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 112526

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  2. On the Ricardian Theory of Value: A Note.
    First separate appearance of Pasinetti's response to a paper of 1981 written by Eygelshoven and Kuipers concerning his 1960 paper A mathematical Formulation of the Ricardian System, in which Pasinetti corrects their notion that he is using a continuous function in his paper. A student of Piero Sraffa at Cambridge, Pasinetti... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 108016

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  3. Opere, divise in quattro tomi, in questa nuova edizione accresciute de molti cose inedite.
    First complete collected edition of Galileo's works, the third overall, and the first to include the Dialogo, along with other material published here for the first time. Galilei's Opere, first published in two volumes in 1656 in Bologna by Carlo Manolessi, was reprinted with some revision and the addition of a third volume... Learn More
    £16,000

    Stock Code: 109916

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  4. A Complete Treatise on Practical Arithmetic and Book-Keeping, both by single and double entry, adapted to the use of schools. A new edition, corrected and enlarged by Alexander Ingram, Mathematician.
    "New edition" of a work that was extremely popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, first published as "The school-master's guide: or, a complete system of practical arithmetic". The first two printings do not appear to have survived, the earliest edition in ESTC and ICAEW being the third of 1771.... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 105514

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  5. A Treatise of Gunnery.
    First edition, uncommon. Well thought of essay "to deduce the rules of gunnery from the principles of motion and gravity, in a manner that seems plain and simple" (preface). Gray (d.1769), FRS 1732, Rector of Marischal College, Aberdeen 1764-9, although resident in London, friend of the bookseller and publisher Andrew... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 110655

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  6. Le Mcanique applique aux arts, aux manufactures, lagriculture et la guerre;
    First edition. Described on the title as "Ing Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 108958

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  7. "Kort, dog duidelyk onderwys van't Italiaansch boekhouden ..."
    Revised and enlarged fourth edition, first published in 1760, of this guide to Italian book-keeping, teaching the basic principles, with a section relating to book-keeping for ship owners. The work contains an innovation by Aubert, a "Convoy book", which lists goods under the name of the Captain and the ship. The work also... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 104912

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  8. Maniere de fortifier de Mr. de Vauban.
    Second edition, first published in Paris 1681, under the title Mani Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 102066

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  9. A New Logical Machine.
    Original offprint of Allan Marquand's presentation of his new logical machine to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in November, 1885. A student of Charles Sanders Peirce, Marquand (1853-1924) graduated from Princeton in 1874 and obtained his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1880 from Johns Hopkins University, returning to... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 100212

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  10. On some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types. (Extracted from the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Ser. 2, Vol. 4, Part 1.)
    Original offprint. Russell had been working on trying to articulate "a theory of logic in which there were no classes, or denoting concepts, or even propositional functions, but only complex entities called Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 99896

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  11. Letters addressed to H. R. H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the Theory of Probabilities,
    First edition in English, originally published in French at Brussels in 1846. An inscribed presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "R. Biddulph Esq./ with the Translator's/ Respectful Comp[limen]ts". A pioneering work on probability and social statistics by the Belgian astronomer and... Learn More
    £1,100

    Stock Code: 96972

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  12. Three-volume Manuscript Course Book.
    Highly attractive, and well-executed examples of these manuscript course/exercise books, covering a technical syllabus typical of those designed for boys destined for nautical or clerical careers. They were produced by a pupil at Joseph Saul's exceptional Green Row Academy, near Silloth in Cumbria. Saul was the son of a... Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 96097

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  13. The Accomplished Tutor; or, Complete System of Liberal Education:
    First edition of a popular and comprehensive educational handbook, further editions followed in 1802 and 1806. It includes a section on double-entry bookkeeping, and chapters on English grammar and elocution, penmanship, arithmetic, stock-holding and merchants' accounts, mensuration and architecture, optics, algebra, annuities,... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 96467

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  14. A collection of notebooks, offprints, and books from the estate of Max Newman.
  15. The Foundations of Mathematics
    First edition in book form. A collection of Ramsey's essays on mathematics and logic, some of which are published here for the first time. Ramsey (1903-30) was a Cambridge-based philosopher, a member of the Apostles, who died aged only 26 but contributed pioneering work to the field of logic that had been thrown into disarray... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 90463

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  16. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.
    First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in M Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 90281

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  17. The Fractal Geometry of Nature.
    First revised edition, first printing. Inscribed by Mandelbrot on the half title, "To Richard Garwin, with the compliments of Benoit Mandelbrot, Au 17, 1982". A beautiful copy of this volume, substantially revised from the original 1977 publication titled Fractals. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 87142

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  18. Clavis Commercii: Or, the Key of Commerce:
    Second, improved edition, first published in 1689, of John Hawkins's guide to double-entry book-keeping according to the Italian method, here corrected and amended by John Rayner, who advertises his school for merchants near St. Paul's Church in London. Hawkins, who dedicates his work to Thomas Pilkington, Lord Mayor of... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 86363

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  19. The first six books of The Elements of Euclid
    First edition of this celebrated book, the most interesting and inventive attempt to revisualise the classic ur-text of geometry by printing the diagrams in various colours, a method which stretched the printers' skills to their utmost. Oliver Byrne (c.1810 Learn More
    £6,750

    Stock Code: 90367

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